changing the world...

@vanities (11351)
Davao, Philippines
March 13, 2008 9:54am CST
i have read so many discussions on what happened now on the world we live in..such on environment(thinning of the ozone layer) and politics and so on and so forth...and we demand changes or solution on some problems that we had experiences socially and morally...but on my perspective maybe its best that we must changed first our attitude on how are things being done (and must start in our family and home.....what i mean is that if we made the first move on ourselves and also with the others respectively..then maybe i can say that all these maybe gone or will never exist..( for example on the problem on the environment..pollution and etc..)what about you? any ideas??
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I think you are right. You have to change yourself first. Some people talk about changing the world, but if you don't first look at yourself, then no real change can occur. As far as the environment goes, if just one person makes a change, not much will happen, but if many people make a change, even if it is just one person at a time it will make a big difference. If everyone were to use public transportation at least one day a week or a bicycle or something similar, then it would reduce the pollution caused at least for that day. If one person were to pick up garbage along side the road, others may see it and become aware of the problem and maybe follow suit. One person CAN make a difference by setting an example. The idea might not take off right away, but if one person starts and other people follow, then the world can change!!!
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
yeah i guess so..and hit what i mean on this particular discussion
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
I believe that if only each one of us will contribute for the betterment of our environment, we can achieve a big change. We are using a lot of things to comfort our lives but basically in doing so, we are destroying the very world that we are living. Time will come that we will be buying the air we breath. Hopefully we could unite and each one of us will do our share in saving our world.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
14 Mar 08
You are right. If everyone does their part, we might be able to prevent having to buy air to breathe. I remember reading a book when I was younger where you had to do just that. I hope we never get to that point, but I know it is getting close in some areas. Let's work together and get this straight.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
13 Mar 08
nice idea,but,how many would freely give up using disposable diapers and pull-ups to help stop human waist products from entering the water tables? it is one thing to fill up the landfill sites,but something completely different when they are just dumped on the ground.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
depending on ourselves(consumers) i guess ,if we think that includes businessmen who manufactures them or whatever..responsible enough and cares for the welfare of all of us..then why not??
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Mar 08
you know the manufacturers will never give up the billions they are making by selling anything whether it hurts the environment or now. there are thousands of inventions whoes patents are bought by big business just to keep them out of our hands because they would loose sales on stuff that they have out. It is up to the consummer to stop buying stuff that harms the environment,but as it would take extra time or a bit more work,forget it,so while there are some of us that will do our part,most will not. At least I know what I am doing is a small help,so I will continue. Many Blessings.
• China
14 Mar 08
I agree that if each one of us makes a little efforts to care about environment,the earth will be shouldering much less burden.But our strength is far from enough to change the world, as long as the government and the industrial companies haven't determined to do so.This huge world-changing project after all should be in the government's hand.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
i guess so..but what i mean by ourselves includes those businessmen, producers, manufacturers and etc..
@ice9nine (38)
• United States
13 Mar 08
For starters, people consume far too much! The very first thing people must do is bring down their levels of consumption. One positive change that I believe all people should embrace is eating less meat. The United Nations reported in 2006 that raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined! Further, with regard to the depletion of natural resources, consider this: it takes 25 pounds of wheat and 2,500 pounds of water to produce one pound of grain-fed meat. I encourage everyone who reads this post to also check out the following article: http://www.bayweekly.com/year05/issuexiii1/earthtalkxiii1 All such changes are good, but here's the thing. Despite all the positive changes that people may make, I am afraid that this will only slow the rate of degradation that our planet is undergoing. The real problem that we are facing can not be solved by all green fixes in the world: and that is the rate of population growth. In the 1800's the human world population was just a little over 1 billion. Enter the Industrial Age and boom: the world popluation reached 2 billion in 1950. Today it is 6.6 billion. Think about that for moment... We're talking billions. The World population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050, not long after it is projected that the world's fish and seafood populations will collapse due to over-fishing (by 2048). Sound too incredible to believe? This report was released in 2006 and few people are aware of it. I find THAT hard to believe! Which brings me to the most important change that we can ever make: educating ourselves and our children. We must first be aware of problems if we are to face them at all. Learn, practice, and teach. These are our greatest moral obligations.
• United States
13 Mar 08
Failed link. Here's that link again: http://www.bayweekly.com/year05/issuexiii1/earthtalkxiii1.html
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
thats a very great insight you had posted here, very informative and very well said...
@subha12 (18462)
• India
14 Mar 08
i think nowadays there are lot more concern in world with lot of changes.But i really do not understand sometimes taht what can I do from my part. may be with time i find oit the way.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
so your not aware of what can you contribute on the changes...start by recycling your garbage and i guess all the members of the family will follow and then your neighbors and then the community as well...and you will find out the outcome...
@wickedangel (1639)
• Dominican Republic
13 Mar 08
I agree, it is like charity, changing the environment starts at home. It is easy to do. Unplug all electric items that are on 'stand-by' that will save energy, so will using the long life lightbulbs. There are also detergents that are safer for the environment. Walking, cycling, taking public transport is far, far better than using your own car. However, if you do have to own and use a car then using a low fuel (or diesel) one is better than a gas guzzling one. Recycling our rubbish is an easy option too! Bottles go to a bottle bank, paper into a paper one, plastics into another one etc. There are so many easy ways to help the environment. All our governments have to do is teach us and then give us the opportunity to do it... They could even reward us for doing something so easy! If they taught our kids at school the beauty of our environment and how easy it is to protect it then they will automatically pass on this information to their peers and ultimately to their own children.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Mar 08
thats the right thing i guess that we must do..
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 08
Hello vanities, I do believe if you want to make a change, it should start with yourself. You should learn how to improve yourself and change your attitude toward certain matters and then only you can advise or help others to change. There is no point for us to talk and discuss and nothing is being done to help make the change happens.